The Think Tank – Issue 22: Election Special

The Think Tank - Issue 22: Election Special

This General Election saw a result that few thought possible. Not only did the Conservatives manage to increase their majority in the House of Commons (a feat that hasn’t been achieved since Margaret Thatcher’s second term of office) but there was also no need for a coalition government. All the poll reports of hung parliaments and minority administrations were dispelled before dawn the next day. Not only this, but the SNP swept Scotland, with Labour and the Lib Dems being the biggest losers on the day.

With the election now over, the new politics starts now! The rarity of a coalition government may be over, but we’re bound to see the issue of Scottish independence raised again, as well as the guarantee of an EU referendum and the possibility of constitutional reform with a new ‘British Bill of Rights’. The next 5 years promises to be a very eventful time in British politics.

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